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Data table for Figure 32

Illicit drug use among young adults 18–29 years of age, by age: United States, 2006

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18–20 years21–25 years26–29 years
Illicit drug usePercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Use in past month
Any illicit drug22.20.618.30.414.10.9
Marijuana or hashish18.60.614.80.410.10.7
Nonmedical use of prescription drug7.10.45.90.34.90.6
Use in past year
Any illicit drug37.60.832.30.624.71.0
Marijuana or hashish31.60.725.70.517.20.9
Nonmedical use of prescription drug16.90.614.60.411.20.8

SE is standard error.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Any illicit drug includes marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Nonmedical use of prescription psychotherapeutics includes the nonmedical use of pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, or sedatives, but does not include over-the-counter drugs.

SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.

From: Chartbook

Cover of Health, United States, 2008
Health, United States, 2008: With Special Feature on the Health of Young Adults.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2009 Mar.

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